Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

emacs; Lisp

Monday, 22 August 2005

emacs, oh wonderful emacs

While back Daniel Barlow explained why emacs is the best desktop environment he has used. I agree: emacs is the best desktop environment I've used, too. (Forth, Lisp Machine and Smalltalk users may be able to say different with reason, but few others.)

Lisp is small

These days, a full blow Common Lisp is a relatively small application: Starting CLISP to evaluate an expression takes only 2.5 times as many system calls as it takes ls to list a single file.

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